Transformational Transportation Future for Washington
Earlier this month, the Washington legislature passed NewDEAL Leader Senator Marko Liias’ $17 billion “Move Ahead Washington” transportation package. The wide-reaching legislation, which evolved out of over 90 public listening sessions, includes money for highway construction, bridge repairs, transit programs, environmental safeguards, and full electrification of the state’s ferry fleet. Children will also ride free on buses, ferries, and trains as a result of the package. The package utilizes funding from multiple sources, including the federal government and revenue from the state’s new cap-and-trade system. “We’re investing in projects from rural to urban areas across our state,” Liias said. “And all without punting the cost to working families.” Read more here.